UFC president, Dana White has confirmed that former undisputed strawweight champion, the recently retired, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will “without a doubt” be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in the future.
Jedrzejczyk, just the second undisputed strawweight champion in the history of the organization, called time on her decorated professional career back in June following UFC 275.
Featuring on the main card of the Singapore Indoor Arena card, Jedrzejczyk suffered a brutal second round spinning back-fist knockout loss against fellow former titleholder, Zhang Weili.
The defeat came as Jedrzejczyk’s second consecutively to the Hebei native after a 2020 Fight of the Year saw Jedrzejczyk come up short in her bid to become a two-time strawweight champion.
Credited with building women’s mixed martial arts on a global scale by UFC leader, White, Jedrzejczyk has also received the seal of approval on a future induction into the organization’s Hall of Fame.
Oh, without a doubt,” Dana White said when speaking about Joanna Jedrzejczyk with MMA Junkie during a media availability following UFC Austin. “(She was) one of the women who helped build women’s MMA, especially in the UFC – always fun to watch, always came to fight.”
“Her (Joanna Jedrzejczyk) walk in that night (UFC 275) when she got to the arena, (was) gangster as usual. I love everything about Joanna, and I’m glad that she fought and ended her career here with us.”
Beginning her UFC tenure back in July 2014, Jedrzejczyk managed to establish a 10-5 promotional record over the course of eight years with the UFC.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk holds the record for most successful strawweight title defenses
Embarking on an eight-fight winning run including a strawweight title victory, Jedrzejczyk stopped current champion, Carla Esparza with a one-sided second round knockout at UFC 185 – before landing five separate successful title defenses with wins over Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Jessica Andrade.